I mean sure if it helps people cope then we can assign a new meaning to the word. Nuance can be a good thing.
I think some of you have crossed wires here.
Blame is a negatively connotated word for responsibility, but they functionally mean the same thing.
People just are not liking blame and saying responsibility because they're used to blame being used in a negative sense.
Blame = Responsibility + Fault.
The question therefore is whether a victim can be at fault when they are criminally raped (or whatever). The answer is "no, you fucking throwback moron. The criminal rapist is solely at fault."
If I were wrong about this, where are all the rape trials where the accused uses the defence of contributory negligence? "Yeah I raped her your honour, but she is partly to blame for walking home on her own, so reduce my sentence plz". This doesnt happen because the legal system at least isnt as fucking retarded as half the people in this thread.
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Yes, which is why I dont fucking weigh in assuming my opinion is gospel on highly important, controversial and subtle points of language in a dialect that is not my own.
Like I say, there isn't a whole lot of difference between the actual meaning of the words, it's more how people interpret them.
TIL some people get mad about different words having different meanings. wtf is this 'it's just semantics' crap? we have different words for different things for a reason, if you're too lazy to use them properly that's your problem. if it's your second language and you didn't realise there was a distinction between terms, fair enough. but when someone who does know the language better than you points out your error, maybe learn from it instead of being a spaz.
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